Apps for a Night Out on the Town

Date night isn’t just for Valentine’s Day, an anniversary or a birthday. Making it through a hectic week is also worth celebrating with a night out on the town. Planning the perfect night out can be a breeze with the help of your smartphone and the right apps. So put on your best outfit, and let’s take a stroll through the perfect date.

Start the night off right by being on time for your dinner reservations. Find directions to the restaurant of your choice with VZ Navigator or Google Maps. Features include voice-guided turn-by-turn directions, traffic estimates and re-routing. Or, if you’re not driving, hail a taxi using Flywheel, an app that allows you to locate cabs at your request, or summon a chauffeured town car using Uber to make a lasting impression.

Try OpenTable for help booking dinner reservations. This app allows you to make reservations at more than 15,000 restaurants. Other apps that can help you with dining options include Foodspotting, which allows you to choose restaurants based on user-submitted pictures of meals, and Wine Ratings Guide, a database of 2 million wines that will help you show off your refined palate. You can even pay your bill securely with apps like TabbedOut, which shows what’s on your tab in real time and enables you to tip and pay right in the app.

After an amazing meal, head over to the main event where the real fun begins. If you like live music, Thrillcall is the perfect app that displays local music events on a user-friendly map. If you want to check out the latest “it” spots, UrbanDaddy can point you in the right direction by providing a list of the nearest spots that fit the description of what you want to do.

Stressed your date won’t have fun? Don’t worry because you can plan your activities together with BetterHalf. You and your date download the app together and search preferred restaurants and activities to guide you through a smooth night.

In today’s busy world, there isn’t always time for planning a special night out. Let your smartphone apps take care of the little details and the evening will take care of itself.